weekend in brief and the cookbook winner!

by Stacy

Happy May Day! I’m home from an absolutely fantastic weekend at Camp Blogaway. Highlights of the trip included generous speakers and sponsors, a warm and supportive community, tons of information, and many wonderful people.

me and my mata hari onionThough I decided to focus on being truly present with the other people who were there in lieu of taking pictures, I did ask my fabulous carpool buddy to take my picture with the produce I bought at a stand on the way home.

What’s a Mata Hari?

(It’s just not as funny typed out.)

In this case, it’s an onion the size of my head. It cost $1. I’m excited to use it.

Also, if anyone in San Diego looooooooooves their hair stylist, let me know. Please.

What else am I excited about? Your awesome comments on my blogoversary post. After I stopped blushing from all the lovely things you said, I made a little list of what you want to see on the blog.

A few of the top requests:

  • Technique posts
  • Ethnic recipes
  • Vegetarian proteins and main dishes

If it slipped your mind, I also ponied up a little giveaway action in return for your feedback.

Congratulations Nicole! You’re the randomly-selected winner. I hope you enjoy your cookbook and look forward to hearing what you think of it.

I truly appreciate everyone’s feedback, because it helps make my blog better. Armed with your requests and a new arsenal of information from the bloggers’ weekend I hope to accomplish that in the coming days. Your support, readership, and community are why I blog. The cake doesn’t hurt, either.

Next up? The much-anticipated kimchi fried rice post. I promise.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Shefaly May 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

Hi!! LOVE your site! SO well organized! Found the bookclub tab and LOVE it! will have to try kimchi one day too–the veg version. Looking forward to reading through the blog more!


Stacy May 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thank you, Shefaly! I was drooling over your class schedule — the first time I’ve been motivated to go to Texas.


amee May 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

wow – you are so good! Very impressive site. I’m still learning stumbleupon so forgive me if i don’t catch on quick. so good to meet you! I’m looking fw to see what you come up with on the Mata Hari!


Stacy May 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Thanks, lovely! Hey, I’m still figuring out StumbleUpon, too.
I had so much fun this weekend and you were definitely one of the reasons. I just read your post about your mom and loved it. =)


averagebetty May 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Good looking Mata Hari! Did you buy it at the produce stand at the bottom of the mountain? If so, I think I saw you gals in the parking lot. Looking forward to hear the destiny of the Mata Hari…

It was wonderful meeting you at Camp!
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Stacy May 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Sure did! I also got lemons, and Amanda got strawberries. We saw Nancy Rose and took a pic of her with her giant bag of oranges.

Great meeting you, too!


CelticMommy May 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I allllmost stopped to get some fresh strawberries. Camp Blogaway was super fun and I loved meeting you there! I can’t wait to see what you do with the Mata Hari– onions are a fave of mine.
:-) Hettie
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Stacy May 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Best roomie everrrrrrr!


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